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Flag of SOUTH GEORGIA and SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

A high qality picture image of the Georgia and Sandwich Islands Flag

Georgia and Sandwich Islands Flag

The flag of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands contains a blue field with the Union Jack on the canton and the coat of arms on the flag.  The Union Jack on the flag represents the island's ties to Great Britain.  The coat of arms contains a golden lion in the middle holding a torch to symbolize Great Britain.  Holding the shield to the left is a fur seal standing on a mountain and on the right there is a macaroni penguin standing on ice.  On the top of the coat of arms there is a reindeer.  On a banner towards the bottom is the national motto “Leo Terram Propriam Protegat” (let the lion protect his own land).  The flag was adopted in 1985 when it created its own territory separate of the Falkland Islands.